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Product review
Updated July 2020

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We tested 8 saucepans. Which ones hit the spot?

July 2020

Wiltshire

Classic Saucepan 20cm

Price
$43
Score
67

Test results

  • 65
    Performance
  • 60
    Scrambled egg
  • 77
    Boiling water
  • 73
    Ease of use
  • 80
    Balance-weight
  • 70
    Handle-comfort
  • 60
    Steam-control
  • 80
    Pouring

Good points

  • Good boil time result.
  • Balanced, moderately heavy.
  • Fairly comfortable handle, Bakelite molded handle with a spoon rest some hard edges.
  • Fairly comprehensive instructions.
  • Fairly easy to pour, lip guides the pour, less chance of dripping on to bench easy to hold with one hand.
  • Stainless steel fairly easy to clean if food not baked on .

Bad points

  • Steam escapes from around the lid, condensation build-up on the handle and causes the lid to rattle slightly
  • Glass lid has crevices that can accumulate grime and be difficult to clean.

Model

  • Avg price

    $43

  • Price survey

    June 2020

Specifications

  • Weight (kg)

    1.1

  • Volume (L)

    2.7

  • Time to boil 1L water (minutes.seconds)

    3.47

  • Base diameter

    18.5cm

  • Base thickness

    0.5cm

  • Base material

    Encapsulated aluminium base.

Features

  • Suitable for induction cooktops
  • Oven safe

    No

  • Steam vents
  • Glass lid
  • Non-stick lining
  • Measurement grading
  • Dishwasher safe

    Yes (but hand washing recommended)

  • Claims no PFOA

    Not stated

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